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Largest aircraft ever to operate at Kelowna airport lands this summer

An Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER is seen landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Oct. 17, 2010.
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February 19, 2020 - 2:19 PM

The capacity on Air Canada's non-stop daily service from Kelowna to Toronto is taking a big jump starting this summer.

Air Canada will be using a Boeing 767-300ER to fly from Kelowna International Airport to Toronto's Pearson International from July 1 to Sept. 7, according to a media release.

The airport says the aircraft is the largest to ever operated scheduled service at YLW. It has 282 seats and is the largest aircraft in Air Canada’s Rouge fleet which offers 258 economy class and 24 premium seats.

“We’re proud to welcome the Boeing 767 aircraft to YLW as it means additional capacity to Toronto, the United States and more opportunities to connect to destinations across the globe,” Sam Samaddar, Kelowna airport director, says in the release.

“This additional capacity to Toronto is one example of how we are working to accommodate larger aircraft at YLW and provide residents with more non-stop flights.”

With WestJet and Air Canada combined, passengers heading to Toronto will have the option of two daily non-stop flights from Kelowna this summer.

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